Actor, singer, comedienne, improviser, woman of many voices -- and glowing reviews. Known for her famous characters, she's appeared in many plays, film, radio and television commercials, and infomercials.
Brooklyn born and Long Island bred, Ms. Wolf aspired to appear on stage and screen, following in the footsteps of fellow Brooklynite Barbra Streisand--whom she emulated—dressing in a vintage dress, hat and pearls singing "Second Hand Rose," for her first musical theatre audition in 1991. Longing to be in musicals like the ones she saw on Broadway and Radio City Music Hall growing up, she honed her musical skills and comedic timing in basement and backyard variety shows. Both a lyric soprano and Broadway belter, after attaining a degree in education from the State University of New York in Oswego, she sang and danced her way to the bright lights of Columbus, Ohio.
Some favorite theatre roles include: Bitsy Mae Harlin in Sordid Lives, Eve Envy at Tampa's Side Splitters Comedy Club in the national touring show of Penis Dialogues; Maria in Lend Me a Tenor at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre, Renee in The Female Version of The Odd Couple at Angel Cabaret; Rose Kennedy in Oh, Jackie!, a world premier, Mrs. Gnocchi in Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding, and Jacqueline in La Cage Aux Folles.
Since moving to Florida in 2000, Ms. Wolf has continued to pursue her passion for acting, improvisation and singing. As a seasoned voiceover artist, one of her most famous voices is that of "Princess Babs," the Long Island Jewish Princess Trash Talker Doll, which quickly became the most in demand and is a collector's item. Other significant voice work has been for the "Children of the Nile" CD-Rom game for all ages, as an
ancient Egyptian woman and the British voice of Phillips' e-Training course. She's also done public service spot's, including one featuring James Earl Jones and Ritchie Havens. Since moving to Florida in 2000, Ms. Wolf has continued to pursue her passion for acting, improvisation and singing. She's also done public service spots, including one featuring James Earl Jones and Ritchie Havens. She continues to get commercial acting bookings through her agents.
She has expanded her scope by teaching acting and improv and became an entrepreneur, forming ZaZu Productions, which is now featuring her musical duo, "ZaZu's Revue." Francine has developed improv workshops and teaches them on cruise ships or at fun breakout sessions at conferences. ZaZu Productions is based in Largo, Florida, but will travel to wherever you are and bring you Entertainment with PiZzaZz! Clearly, Ms. Wolf lives her vision statement: "I am ZaZu, undulating through life with PiZzaZz, creating joy!"
Francine is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and past president of Senior Repertory of Ohio.
Unique traits: SAG-AFTRA (Fi-Core), Singer, improviser and improv teacher, extensive experience in theatre, film, industrials, voice over artist. Currently studying with Andi Matheny Acting Studio and booking ZaZu's Revue, a musical duo with William Bryant, and Andrei and Francine, "The Borsht Belt and Beyond," another musical duo.
State University New York